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Hamish Linklater Returns To Shakespeare & Company As Richard III
Amy Krzanik reports from Lenox. RI residents are no strangers to having “big name” neighbors and visitors in their midst, and big name actor Hamish Linklater (The New Adventures of Old Christine; The Crazy Ones), is no stranger to the RI region. His mother, Kristin Linklater, is a founding member of Shakespeare & Company and Hamish made his theatrical debut on stage with the Company. On Saturday afternoon, Oct. 10, the accomplished stage and screen actor returned to perform as Richard III in a benefit reading at the Tina Packer Playhouse. Hamish wowed the audience with an arresting performance in the title role, along with real-life partner and Tony nominee Lily Rabe (American Horror Story; The Merchant of Venice) as Queen Elizabeth. Tina Packer, Annette Miller and other special guests rounded out the cast, all directed by Jonathan Croy. Proceeds from the event, which included a post-show champagne toast and a VIP reception with the cast, will provide support for Shakespeare & Company’s performance, training and education programs.
Trustee Carole Hyatt with founding artistic director Tina Packer, Robert Schechter and Silvia Schechter; Lily Rabe, trustee Claudia Perles and Hamish Linklater.
Actress Diane Prusha, costume director Govane Lohbauer, assistant director of education Jenna Ware and actor Wolf Coleman; Lauren Lasorda and actor Dylan Wittrock.
S&Co. actors Josh McCabe, Miles Harrison, Peter Anderson, Rory Hammond, Caroline Calkins and David Joseph.
Molly Clancy, S&Co.‘s publicity and playbill director, with actor Enrico Spada; Jeff and Roberta Friedman with Kevin G. Coleman, the Company’s director of education.
Hamish Linklater and Lily Rabe with co-artistic directors Ariel Bock and Jonathan Croy.
Nicole Haagensen, Jenna O’Connell and Jessica Murphy; Dennis Krausnick, director of training, with actor Brian Morey and his mother, Marilyn Morey.
Actors Jennie Jadow and Dylan Wittrock; Claudia Perles and Van Shields.
Hamish addresses the reception crowd, sharing memories of his childhood at Shakespeare & Company.